dusk near Cuernavaca

dusk near Cuernavaca

Monday, December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays

I think that by this time everyone on my Christmas card list has received their cards (I sent them the day before Thanksgiving), so I shall unveil it here on the blog.

My regular readers know that each year I do a small painting which I then scan to the computer and print off as cards.  Usually I do a painting based on a photo taken on one of my trips during the course of the year.  This year's painting is of the church "Preciosa Sangre de Cristo" in the small town of Teotitlán del Valle which is located about twenty miles from the city of Oaxaca, Mexico.  The church was begun in 1581 and was completed in 1758.  The residents of Teotitlán are mainly members of the Zapotec tribe and are famed as weavers who produce fine woolen goods.  I visited the town last January on my trip to Oaxaca.

To all of my readers, I send best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year!

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!


  1. And very much the same to you! Have not been to Teotitlan...is the red
    on that church really that red, really like the red!

    1. Yes. Even though I was using a very small brush,I really couldn't put in all the ornamental details of the towers in such a small painting. But there is a lot of red... and other colors too. The architectural style is typical Spanish colonial, but the colorful decorations reflect the indigenous artisans of the town.
      ¡Saludos! y ¡Feliz Navidad!